In 1913, Tuskegee Institute architect and faculty member Robert R. Taylor '92 was handpicked by Booker T. Washington as one of five directors of a new periodical, Negro Farmer, slated to begin publication in February 1914. Taylor was the lone faculty member on the board; the others were top Tuskegee administrators: Washington, president; Emmett J. Scott, vice president; Charles H. Gibson, secretary; and Warren Logan, treasurer. The journal was linked to Tuskegee's Agricultural Extension School programs carried out to black farmers throughout Alabama.
Excerpt, The Negro Farmer. Booker T. Washington Builder of A Civilization by E.J. Scott and L.B. Stowe (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916)